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Long-Legged Lovelies: Steiff’s Iconic Lulac-Style Animals (4/20/10)
This 35-centimeter Steiff donkey from the 1950s shows the lulac style well, with its elongated legs. Steiff lulac animals from the ’50s are fairly rare, and can sell for more than $1,000.The Steiff Company has always been a pioneer in the toy industry. Steiff is best known for creating the first … More >>


The Press Back – The Art of Chair Decoration without Carving (4/19/10)
The “face chair” movement was a prime beneficiary of the press back technology, which allowed for the quick and inexpensive production of a chair with what looked like hand-carved decorations.The carving of 17th-century “Sunflower” chests explains a lot about the ins and outs of New England Colonial carving of … More >>


Ask A Worthologist Question: Currier & Ives Print (4/19/10)
WorthPoint member John S. wanted to find out if his copy of Currier & Ives’ “New England Winter Scene” was an original or a copy, so he engaged “Ask a Worthologist” to get the answer.John S. had what he believed to be an antiqueCurrier & Ives print, but didn’t know much more than what … More >>


Furniture Labels: Telling the Makers, Retailers and Associations Apart (4/13/10)
This metal emblem was used by members of the Grand Rapids Furniture Makers Guild, beginning in 1931, to certify each individual piece of furniture by number as having been made by a Guild member.Furniture making in America in the 19th century ranged from the small shop, like that of Duncan Phyfe in downtown … More >>


Motion Pictures That Chronicle Circus Life Mix Collectible Categories (4/13/10)
This book was published in 1928 by Gosset & Dunlap following the release of “4 Devils.” On the right page it says “Novelized by Guy Fowler from the Fox Picture produced by F.W. Murnau.” On the left you see the four stars of the motion picture—Charles Morton, Janet Gaynor, Nancy Drexel and Barry Norton. Other scenes for the movie appear throughout the book. Prices for this book range from $25 to $80.  Circus life is a natural for motion pictures. Old movies give us rare glimpses of long-gone, circus performers and their … More >>


Top 10 Worthopedia Searches for March, 2010 (4/6/10)
SheleighlyHere we go with the WorthPoint Top 10 Worthopedia Searches for March, 2010. Let’s take a look at what other … More >>


What Makes It a ‘Civil War Watch’ vs. a ‘Civil War Relic?’ (4/5/10)
Abraham Lincoln’s watch is considered a “hands down” Civil War relic.It may seem you’d need to be very gullible to believe what many sellers put in their descriptions, namely that … More >>


Salvador Dali Sterling Silver ‘Easter Christ’ Plate (3/29/10)
An example of the 1972 Lincoln Mint’s Salvador Dali sterling silver Easter plate entitled “Easter Christ.”A reader from Oshkosh, Wis. Writes: “After my parents died, I inherited a 1972 Lincoln Mint, Salvador Dali, sterling silver, Easter … More >>


Find of the Week: Steiff Easter Rabbit (3/29/10)
This 18-centemeter maize mohair Easter Rabbit was only produced in 1949 and was one of the very first Steiff items produced after the Giengen factory reopened after the Second World War.As the seasons turn from winter to spring, it is not too early to start thinking about Easter and all … More >>


The Origin of the Chocolate Easter Bunny – Collecting Antique Chocolate Molds (3/29/10)
A 12-inch T. C. Weygant and Company mold of a rabbit holding his hat. This mold is noted for its fine detail.How can we think of Easter without a chocolate bunny? Today, the foil-wrapped confections are mass-produced by the hundreds of … More >>


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